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Dinah is a winner of Top 25 Eco-Friendly Moms - 2013

What's a fun way to repurpose household items into toys or crafts?

One of the most recent crafts I did with my daughter and two of her friends was making necklaces out of straws, yarn, and card stock. We cut "beads" out of decorative paper using craft punches and half inch pieces of straw. It's the perfect activity for toddlers to help with fine motor skills.

Do you know any great children's books that teach kids about being eco-friendly?

Yes! One of my daughter's favorite books is called "Me and My Bag". It's about taking your recycled bag to the store and saying no to paper and plastic. It even comes with a mini bag for her.

What organic or healthy snacks do your kids love? Please share a link to a recipe if you have one.

My daughter loves fruit, vegetables, and cheese. Her favorite fruits are strawberries, oranges, and blueberries. She also loves steamed broccoli at lunch or dinner time.